Grocery Delivery Digest

May 25, 2021

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

15 minute delivery continues to spread to the United States! Fridge No More is the big name in this field, and really the only 15 minutes delivery company people knew about. But now Gorillas is putting up a little bit of competition for their spot. The other big news is that Amazon is shutting down Prime Now. What does this say about their grocery strategy going forward? Take a look at the content below to get an idea.

Enjoy the remainder of your week! And enjoy your Grocery Delivery Digest.

Issue #57

Amazon Is Shutting Down Its Prime Now Fast Delivery App

Amazon said it’s discontinue its stand-alone Prime Now app and website this year.


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Grocers Need Not Fear Amazon—for Now

Amazon ’s disruptive streak hasn’t yet extended to the grocery aisles. Supermarkets should still be on their toes.


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Gorillas, the Ultra-Fast Delivery Operator from Germany, Plans To Make Its US Debut in New York City

The red hot on-demand grocery delivery war is about to intensify with the US debut of European startup Gorillas this week.


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Kroger Has Officially Arrived in Tampa Bay

Kroger's entrance to the Florida market as an e-commerce company — not a traditional brick-and-mortar grocery store — is a major statement from the chain.


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Online Grocery Shopping Grows Amid ‘Pandemic-Induced Channel Stickiness’

About 60% of U.S. consumers now buy groceries online, and the same percentage of these shoppers plan to do so at the same frequency or more once the COVID-19 crisis subsides, according to a new study by Coresight Research.


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7-Eleven & Instacart Partner on 30-Minute Delivery

7-Eleven Inc. is expanding its collaboration with online grocery platform Instacart to nearly 4,000 new convenience stores across the country.


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The Instacart Way To Innovating in the Connected Economy

Would you be surprised if I told you that as many U.S. consumers now order groceries online as order restaurant food online?


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How Abhi Ramesh Built a $1 Billion Start-Up Called Misfits Market

Misfits Market is an online grocery delivery service that sells "ugly" organic produce for cheap. In the first four months of 2021 alone, Misfits Market has rescued the same amount of food as it saved in 2020 as a whole.


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This Startup Is Helping Grocery Stores Compete with Instacart

Business leaders can boost their odds for success by having a clear idea of how they add value to their industry. By adding value, I mean that you can articulate clearly what your industry would lose were your company to cease operations.


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Anycart, Dubbed The Expedia for Online Grocery Shopping, Is Disrupting the $100 Billion E-Grocery Space

Ordering groceries online is a big business, and will grow to an estimated $100 billion in 2021. Nearly half of consumers now say that they prefer online grocery shopping, and the overall grocery category grew 10% last year (against an average in previous years of 2%).


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Peapod Founders Launch Startup That Helps You Know What's in Your Food

A new startup from the founders of grocery delivery pioneer Peapod wants to arm you with more information about what's in your food.


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They Work on an App. They Deliver Groceries. And Now They Have a Union

When Oakland resident Chris Jasinski joined Imperfect Foods, he was happy to be at a place where he’d be an employee, not a contractor like grocery delivery workers for Instacart or Amazon-owned Whole Foods.


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BigBasket, Grofers Hiring Thousands of Delivery, Warehousing Staff As Order Volume Surges

Online grocery delivery and logistics firms have been aggressively looking to ramp up their employee count with additions across technology, operations, warehousing and last mile logistics as sales soar owing to the second wave of the pandemic.


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Why Fast-Track Grocery Delivery Apps Could Soon Leave Supermarkets on the Shelf

Over the past year, you may have noticed the rapid growth in all kinds of app-based delivery services. For a while, supermarkets weren’t involved: traditionally, the industry does not grow very much. The margins are small, but predictable.


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Rapid Grocery Delivery Firms Set New Retail Trend

In a railway arch in south London a team of packers are in a race against time. They need to get fresh food to the door of Alastair Dean within 15 minutes of his order hitting an app.


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Warehousing Industry Report Shows Automation’s Possibilities

Research shows UK warehouse industry lags behind EU neighbours in automating logistics, distribution, warehousing and supply chain. Get automating, get ahead!


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